Exploring City Directories – Deborah Campisano

Genealogists faced with tracing ancestors in cities large or small face a daunting task.  Often these same ancestors moved every few years to a different part of the city, rarely owned property, and never got a mention in the local newspapers.  There is one terrific source that could break through any number of genealogical road blocks – City Directories!  (Beginner, Intermediate)


Deborah Lord Campisano, (BA History), has over 35 years of genealogical research experience – 25 as a professional.  She completed genealogical course work at a number of institutes including IGHR, SLIG, GEN-Fed, and GRIP  and lectures on methodology at local, state and regional conferences. Deborah’s focus since 2014 has been genetic genealogy.  She is co-leader with colleague, Debra Smith Renard, of the Louisville Genealogical Society’s Genetic Genealogy Special Interest Group.

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